In the good old days, vaginal irrigation—or "douching"—was a feminine cure-all. With just one blast of vinegar bleach water, a douche could keep your vagina fresh, baby-free, and acceptable for presentation to your husband. Douching has since been widely discredited by the medical community, but the linguistic legacy of the vaginal douche lives on. [...]
Posts Tagged ‘douching’
After perusing these turn-of-the-century Lysol douching ads, I was left with so many questions—and so few pre-World War One vagina-odor-controlling husbands to consult. Gchat speculation yielded only one certainty: "if you're a guy like this, you enjoy the smell of pine cleaner."
VAGINA 1: these ads are so insane. what i wonder is: was there a [...]
The turn-of-the-century Lysol douche: For those married women whose genitalia doesn't naturally reek of bleach like it used to. These early-1900s ads, courtesy of flickr user mrbill, explain the many marital problems that can be resolved by a good vagina sterilization.
The Lysol douche: for when your husband locks you out of the house